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1998 Mercedes-Benz M-Class

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Fuel Economy:
City 15/Hwy 20/Comb 17 MPG
Max Seating: 7
Engine: V6, 3.2 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: Germany Country of Assembly: United States

1998 Mercedes-Benz M-Class Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
7.8
Out of 10

Based on 390 Ratings for the 1998 - 2005 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    7.8/10
    Quality
    8.1/10
  • Reliability
    8.1/10
    Performance
    8.3/10
  • Comfort
    8.4/10
    Styling
    8.3/10

Over 300K miles and still going strong!

By on Saturday, November 07, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 315,450

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "too many to list"

Cons: "pricey repairs"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"We own 3 mercedes (2012 C300 4matic, 2001 GLK350 4 matic and 1999 ML320) and one BMW (1975 2002ti), so you might say we have confidence in german engineering and quality craftsmanship. The ML320 is strong, quiet and comfortable but mostly extremely dependable and safe; considering we live in the High County and snow 6-8 months out of the year. With dedicated snow tires, the MBs just charge through the snow like it was a normal day. Up here you can't trust your safety and well-being to just any run of the mill AWD (i.e. american or Japanese). The Benz costs more to buy and to service but they are worth it. Like my father said, "buy quality and you only cry once, by cheap and you'll never stop crying!""

7 people out of 9 found this review helpful

Best Vehicle I have ever owned!

By on Sunday, September 27, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 200,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I Love this car! We take it on 7 to 8 hour per day tours. We feel safe in it. It gets up and moves when it is important. It stops quickly and the turning radius is tight. Going through a little oil now at 200,000 miles. We are putting some additional goo in that seems to be extending the oil. All is forgiven. I use offbrand brake pads to avoid squealing. OEM pads squeal. Love this car!"

14 people out of 23 found this review helpful

I love this car!

By on Friday, August 07, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 126,800

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
Not Rated
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
2/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Comfortable for long range driving"

Cons: "Exterior is cheap and is deteriorating."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"The innards are fantastic. No significant problems with my car. I have had the dealership do all the work. No one has ever touched it, except the Mercedes super mechanics. The body is truly bad. The plastic deteriorates or peels over time. The headlight plastic covers are corroded, the paint is peeling in certain areas, and I had to replace the interior upholstery in the front window -- as it was coming lose. Not sure why Mercedes skimped on the exterior of this wonderful and comfortable car -- I drive about 15000 miles a year. Having said all that, I love my car, and is reliable and will not give it up for anything."

8 people out of 13 found this review helpful

Worst mercedes ever!

By on Tuesday, July 21, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 139,900

10 2.0
overall rating 2 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
2/10
Value
1/10
Reliability
Not Rated
Quality
1/10
Performance
2/10
Styling
3/10
Comfort
4/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1

"I bougth my mercedes ml brand new in 2004. 4 years ago it started to give me problems. When i fixed and i got another one and other one. I am tired of mercedes. Value of the car is other issue."

3 people out of 5 found this review helpful

ML500 Black w/ Black Leather

By on Tuesday, March 10, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 66,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Great reliable , good looking and comfortable"

Cons: "Gas mileage not great @ 16mpg --8 cyclinder--"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Great vehicle that i bought about 15 months ago. Brand new tires, updated transmission box to standard (required at 60k miles) Great condition--rides beautiful---I have three Mercedes and believe in the quality of the product. Selling only due to having too many vehicles. ALL SERVICE UP TO DATE BY DEALER!"

22 people out of 27 found this review helpful

Nice SUV

By on Tuesday, February 10, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 80,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Fun to drive and feels safe"

Cons: "Tires do not last long on this heavy vehicle"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I have the 2005 Special Edition first MB. Wife drives it and still looks and drives well after 10 years. Planning to drive it another 5 years and passing it on to the kids since it is a very safe vehicle. Still like the truck like feel but planning on buying the 2020 ML350, unibody frame. I had to change the tires after every 22K miles but great wheels. Keep up with the maintenance and this vehicle will go another 10+ years. Other luxury SUV may be better but we are comfortable with Mercedes Benz."

13 people out of 16 found this review helpful

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